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386: Rare map of Formosa c.1720

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Description

Title: L'Ile de Formosa, ou sont exactement marquez les Bancs de Sables, Rochers at Brasses d'Eau. Le tout fait sur les nouvelles observations des plus habiles Pilotes
Author: Van der Aa, Pieter
Description: Copper-engraved map. 28.5x34 cm. (11¼x13¼").the southwestern part of Taiwan, with dramatic representation of the mountains, oriented to the east. Also shows the Pescadores.
Heading: zzj(China - Formosa)Place Published: Leiden
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Date Published: c.1720

Condition

Some toning to the paper, three neat archival marginal repairs on verso, several tiny spots in margins, very good or better, rare.
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Estimate $800 – $1,200
Starting Bid $400
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